Take on the role of a warrior maiden forced to hunt down her best friend who has stolen a sacred demon blade. End the feud between two warrior maidens and the demon sword between them, told through high speed action!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,046 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 10, 2014

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"I know I know i can't pronounce that title either. Solid hack and slash, though very short its highly replayable. Nice upgrade system for progression."

About This Game

The smash hit action game from Comic Market 84 is finally available on Steam!

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae focuses on high-speed arena-based action. Use lightning fast sword slashes, hand-to-hand attacks and mysterious ancient techniques to defeat wave after wave of demonic foes.

Use skill points to learn new skills, upgrade your abilities, and take on brutal bosses.

Weaken your enemies with vicious wounds, then sheathe your sword to finish them off with style. Employ hand-to-hand techniques to build your katana gauge, then cut deep with your divine blade.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel CORE2 2GHz or better (recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Directx 9.0c (Shader Model3.0 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600GT or better
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It has upskirt shots
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is what I like to call a "supplemental" game. This is a game you would play while taking a break from another similar "main" game. Some people would prefer to play a different game, but I don't know. Juggling a plethora of games that represent dozens of different genres would turn anybody's brain into stale yogurt. Why take the risk when you can play something similar that's stil entertaining?

This game - which I'll refer to as MKH because acronyms are fun (AAF) - falls under the genre of arena-slasher. Typically a character-action game has some mode where you fight wave after wave of enemies (Bloody Palace, Lost Chapter, Tests of Valor). When a character-action game is literally just that wave-based mode, it becomes an arena-slasher. These are pretty rare and tend to be doujin titles, like Croixleur Sigma (also available on Steam).

The plot to MKH is: woman kills stuff with katana. Each of the five chapters are divided into five waves. Enemies are rich in number but poor in identity. There are guys with swords, red guys with swords, yellow guys with swords, big guys with swords, robots, an evil schoolgirl, and maybe 1 or 2 other different types of enemies. However, this is a short game, one that you can slash through in less than two hours.

Not-evil schoolgirl (I already forgot her name) has a sweet sword and not much else when you start off. Upgrades can be purchased as well as new moves and powers. The #1 thing to keep in mind throughout is parrying. While it's easy to mash the attack button and slice evil to pieces, playing defensively is how you avoid getting your combos broken. More specifically, it's all about the parry. Blocking is fine, but it doesn't work on heavy attacks and tends to get broken by a continous assault. Timing the block just right allows NES to awesome her way through the enemy's attack and deliver a strong counter-move.

There are other tactics to keep in mind. When an enemy is struck enough times they'll start to bleed (turn red). At this point a few more hits are liable to kill the enemy, just before they die the player should sheathe their weapon. It's like that common Japanese maneuver where the samurai cuts a dozen people at once, but they only fall over and die after the sword's been sheathed. In this game it's just something you want to do to boost your skill-points & regain health, though it also does big damage to bosses. There are other abilities and skills to master, but it's better to get a feel for it while playing the game.

For the most part, MKH is a breezy entertaining slasher. It's satisfying getting those big combos while also deflecting numerous attacks coming from every angle. Keeping track of the action can be difficult though, and your sound has to be turned up to notice the enemies that inevitably attack from behind. Some more variety in the enemies and bosses would have been appreciated, but maybe it's just me. I've been playing Bayonetta 2 and it seems like every 10 minutes there's a new enemy to fight. Like I said though, MKH is a short game. 10 minutes in that game is at least 3 or 4 waves. New enemy-types would just get lost in the chaos.

Unlike the games it serves a supplementary role to, MKH can be enjoyed even if you only have 5 minutes of free-time. There's no sitting through cut-scenes or loading, nor does it take several minutes to get the action. It's also possible to save in-between waves, and you certainly aren't expected to play through the whole thing without dying. Start this game up, slash through a few waves, and put it down so you can focus on your main title.

All in all, this is a worthwhile pick-up.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is an excellent little hack and slash game.

Please, don't expect a AAA quality experience. It's best gotten on the cheap and provides a good dose of button-mashing fun. Simply put, you play this girl named Mika whose friend has a haunted sword thats made her EVIL. Then you just go and cut up a bunch of enemy dudes. There's an unlock system that allows you get more and more powerful.

If there was anything negative to say about it, its that its a bit repetitive in the early going. Boss battles can be frustrating until you figure out their rhythms and there is not a lot of variety to the levels. Each stage has about 6 waves of enemies before you face a boss. Then the level changes. Its basically a horde mode with a Japanese school girl as the heroine.

It looks good and is a good dose of mindless fun. Pick it up on the cheap or in a bundle and enjoy it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I had a hard time with this game. Not because it is a hard or challenging game, but because it lacks any interesting elements.

- Visuals/graphics are done well, a little on a dated side but it looks decent.
- Audio and Voice acting was decent

- Combat is button mashing, then button mash some more.
- Wave based arena combat, with no indication of when the wave ends or the next starts. Its becomes a very long and tedious play.
- Camera controls was horrible the camera was never where it should have been, and taking manual control over it was to slow to rescue it. So all of the difficulty in the game came from not seeing the opponents.
- Mob AI is walk forward attack, they do not even properly block so all you have to do is kite a bunch of them into a group and then button mash.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Do you like bewbs?
Do you like butts?
Do you like katanas?

If your answer to those 3 questions is a yes, get this game.

Seriously though, this game is hard. It's like a hack and slash Dark Souls.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
The closest thing to a Kill la Kill video game.

It's extremely rough around the edges. However, in the midst of glitchiness and generic design, there's a competent action game here.

It's pretty cheap too. I'd pick it up.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Not very good
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very simple and repetitive hack and slash with a lot of grinding elements and frustrating aspects of the game. There are so many other better games out there.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
With the motionjoy driver (and the "betterds3" config tool) this game can be set up (using the mitsurugi_config.exe tool which you can find in the same folder as the game, you can find it using Steam by clicking on properties and opening the game files folder) to use controller instead of keyboard. You'll need to select the controller as "Controller (Xbox360 Wireless receiver for Windows)" in the mitsurugi_config.exe, even if you're using a Sony SixAxis (that's how the motionjoy driver makes the SixAxis controller appear).

Anyway, once you've configured the game to run using your controller, it's much easier on your hands (but still be aware of repetitive stress injury, this game is way too addictive, and so cute!).

The controls are well thought out, but there's quite a variety of things to learn so be sure to understand the tutorial first. It'll give you lots of ideas on how to get past the bosses. Pay special attention to how to recharge your health (the top bar). And don't forget to spend the skill points you earn to upgrade the power of your attacks (I got pretty far without realizing that, but it was very slow-going indeed!). Normal difficulty is probably sufficiently hard unless you've played these kinds of games a lot before.

Overall, this is the kind of well-thought-out fighting game mechanic that should have been emulated in games like "Remember Me" (which has an almost insanely-confusing gameplay mechanic compared to this jewel of a game).
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A surprise indeed, the game is solid, no bugs on sight, the controls responds like a charm and you feel more powerful each time you upgrade your character, wich is a big plus on this type of game. Its a basic Beat'em All straight from double dragon, street of rage and final fight : you see bad guys, you bash them. No complicated story, no side mini games or anything. The story is just here to say it exists, the ending is a letdown but i did not care honestly.

As a big plus, for once this kind of game doesnt use fan service to sell, exept a panty shot here and there during some evasive actions, nothing is oversexualized, and thats a good thing, same for the unlockables costumes.
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
i like this game it has anime in it
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
It's like Onechanbara's little sister. The levels are a series of circular arenas where you hack and slash many enemies until you get to the boss. Pause and level up various abilities and moves anytime. This game is very short but thanks to newgame+ very replayable. If you prefer more action than story it's a winner.
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
well, should i say some panty-shots??! :p
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
great game buy this guys :D
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
You need two hands to play this game greatly limiting the possible enjoyment one could have with such a game.
Still i dont feel that dirty after playing it,
6/9 would play again.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
good game..
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
It's extremely short and dumb with a run of the mill story - what do you want more?
It's really fun to play. It's been years since i felt so powerful while playing a slasher type game. Totally awesome if you just want to shut down your mind for an hour to slice stuff up with a katana wielding highschoolgirl (and other costumes).
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is all about hack and slash like dynasty warrior but a little more skill is required. The inital feel of the game is like an eroge... but its not.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
From a glance its hard to tell if the game aligns closer to a DMC-styled high-speed action game or a grass-cutting simulator like Dynasty Warriors. When playing the game this question still doesn't get answered what one it is trying to be, and instead feels like an engine demo for something that is to come. The combat is easy to pick up and enjoyable, but there is not enough content or variety to the game to merit buying it. The game does need a controller and plays closer to Dynasty Warriors but the combat style and enemies are closer to what you see in DMC.
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